Microsoft 70-411 Exam – Q72

Your network contains an Active Directory domain named contoso.com. All domain controllers run Windows Server 2012 R2. Administrators use client computers that run Windows 8 to perform all management tasks. A central store is configured on a domain controller named DC1. You have a custom administrative template file named App1.admx. App1.admx contains application settings for an application named App1.

From a client computer named Computer1, you create a new Group Policy object (GPO) named GPO1. You discover that the application settings for App1 fail to appear in GPO1. You need to ensure that the App1 settings appear in all of the new GPOs that you create.

What should you do?

A. From the Default Domain Controllers Policy, add App1.admx to the Administrative Templates.
B. Copy App1.admx to \\Contoso.com\SYSVOL\Contoso.com\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\.
C. From the Default Domain Policy, add App1.admx to the Administrative Templates.
D. Copy App1.admx to \\Contoso.com\SYSVOL\Contoso.com\StarterGPOs.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:
You can create a central store that provides all administrators who edit domain-based Group Policy Objects (GPOs) access to the same set of Administrative Template files. The central store is an administrator-created folder on SYSVOL that provides a single centralized storage location for all Administrative Template files (ADMX and ADML) for the domain. Once you create the central store, the Group Policy tools use only the ADMX files in
the central store and ignore ADMX versions stored locally. The central store is optional; if you do not create it, the Group Policy tools use the local ADMX files. The root folder for the central store must be named PolicyDefinitions (that is, %SystemRoot%\SYSVOL\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions).

In Group Policy for versions of Windows earlier than Windows Vista, if you change Administrative template policy settings on local computers, the Sysvol share on a domain controller within your domain is automatically updated with the new .ADM files. In turn, those changes are replicated to all other domain controllers in the domain. This might result in increased network load and storage requirements. In Group Policy for Windows Server 2008
and Windows Vista, if you change Administrative template policy settings on local computers, Sysvol will not be automatically updated with the new .ADMX or .ADML files. This change in behavior is implemented to reduce network load and disk storage requirements, and to prevent conflicts between .ADMX files and. ADML files when edits to Administrative template policy settings are made across different locales. To make sure that any local updates are reflected in Sysvol, you must manually copy the updated .ADMX or .ADML files from the PolicyDefinitions file on the local computer to the Sysvol\PolicyDefinitions folder on the appropriate domain controller.